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  • Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

    21.08.2014

    An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.

  • Gyroscopes on Android devices can be used to eavesdrop on users' conversations

    18.08.2014

    If you think that denying an app permission to use your phone's microphone is enough to prevent it from listening in on your conversations, think again, as a group of researchers have demonstrated that the device's gyroscopes can serve as a crude microphone.

  • Breaking the security of physical devices

    18.08.2014

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Silvio Cesare, Director of Anti-Malware Engineering at Qualys, discusses the security measures of a number of household devices and things.

  • Disqus WordPress plugin vulnerabilities

    14.08.2014

    During a penetration testing for a client, Australian based independent security consultant Nik Cubrilovic, discovered a couple of security issues within the very popular Disqus WordPress plugin.

  • 15 new bugs exploited at DEF CON router hacking contest

    13.08.2014

    Security researchers taking part of the SOHOpelessly Broken hacking competition at this year's edition of DEF CON have demonstrated 15 flaws affecting a number of small office/home office routers.




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The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


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